I found this slimy friend outside my apartment this morning.
On Friday I went up to San Francisco with a few friends (Shane, Matt, and Drew) to go see the new LED light installation that is on the west span of the Bay Bridge. It was kind of a windy and chilly night, but it was worth it to see the bridge. We got a good view from the pier next to the Ferry Building. Here are some of the pictures I took (and a video below).
And here’s a video of the bridge so you can see the lights in action!
Yesterday, before (and during the beginning of) the Super Bowl, I went over to Tilden Regional Park with some friends and their children. It is a large park, and we spent most of our time at the Little Farm (which the kids loved – they could chase chickens and pet cows) and the short trail to Jewel Lake. Here are my favorite pictures from the trip.
Today, Jupiter made a close appearance near the Moon (from our vantage point, anyway). They won’t be this close again until 2026. I snapped this picture from my patio. Here’s some more info on the astronomical event.
It was a combination partial early Christmas present and very long awaited personal purchase. It’s a shiny new DSLR. A Canon T4i to be exact. And so far, I love it. I took some pictures with it over the weekend to test it out a bit, using my favorite (and mostly willing) subject, Laika. For some reason, if I try to take a picture of her with my iPhone she basically hides, but with “regular” cameras, she is curious and/or indifferent. So that’s great. Once it stops raining, I’ll take some pictures with it outside.